Mental Health

British Muslim women who wear the hijab could benefit from a more positive body image than those who do not, according to research published in the British Journal of Psy
The century-old Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London has been renamed to reflect its growing remit in the field of research excellence and education.
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As many as three-quarters of cancer patients with depression are not receiving treatment for their mental health problems, despite research that suggests an integrated treatment programme could improve their quality of life, according to new
The label 'schizophrenic' is loaded with connotations. For many, its utterance provokes thoughts of madness, of violence and oddity.
The British Psychological Society welcomed the recent announcement by Norman Lamb, minister of state for care and support, to form a taskforce a
Older people could improve their cognitive functions if they regularly engage in hatha yoga, according to a new study.
A letter signed by the British Psychological Society President, Professor Dorothy Miell, sharing concerns raised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) about reductions in overall funding for mental health services and differences in access to treatments has been published in today's Guardian. 
Playtime can have a positive effect on the emotional wellbeing of children, a report has concluded.
A person who is suffering from depression might experience a further blow to their self-confidence if they consider themselves to be afflicted by a mental illness.
Obese and overweight people are at a higher risk of acquiring 10 of the most common cancers. Roughly 12,000 cancer cases per year can be blamed on obesity says a study published in The Lancet.
An accreditation programme used to assure and improve the quality of psychological therapies services in the UK has been set up.
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Concerns have been raised that coverage of the death of Robin Williams by many newspapers could unwittingly be encouraging other depressed people to take their own lives.
The number of children resorting to self-harm has risen considerably in the last two years, new figures have revealed.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the British Psychological Society's President Elect, has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, that a major push is needed to help boost mental health research in England.
The physical environment in which nurses work can have a big effect on their job satisfaction levels, according to new
Children are more likely to experience mental health difficulties if they live in an area hit by war, terrorism and extensive military activity, new research has revealed.
Short term, lack of sleep scrambles our mental functioning. Long term, the health consequences can be dire. What's stopping us from getting enough?
Concerns that people deemed to be a high risk for cancer will be unnecessarily distressed if they receive false positive diagnoses have been dismissed.
When a patient with schizophrenia hears voices in their head, is the experience shaped by the culture they live in?
Healthy people can display symptoms similar to those associated with schizophrenia if they have been deprived of sleep for just 24 hours, a study has concluded.
How well can psychotherapists and their clients judge from personal experience whether therapy has been effective?
People who have bipolar disorder are more likely to engage in risky behaviour, a new study has revealed.
Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments says an article in Nature magazine.
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